Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problems of the 2001 Mazda Tribute
Four problems linked to automatic transmission torque converter have been reported for the 2001 Mazda Tribute.
Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem #1
The VIN of the problem Tribute is 4F2YU06161_. Torque converter & transmission on 2001 Mazda Tribute failed. This issue happened on 11/08/2003.
Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem #2
The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Mazda Tribute is 4F2YU08151_. Known problem in transmissions used in Ford escapes and Mazda Tributes. Problem with torque converter lock not operating properly. Ford issued oasis fix and TSB but refuses to acknowledge problem when vehicles off warranty. Has existed and been unofficially acknowledged by Ford since 2001. Has resulted in complete transmission failure of vehicles being operated at highway speeds. Personally, problem has returned for 2nd time in 7,000 miles after factory "fix". This automatic transmission torque converter problem happened on Dec. 28, 2004.
Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem #3
The vehicle involved was a 2001 Mazda Tribute. Shutter of the transmission/torque converter when traveling around 45 mph. Problem first reported on the vehicle around 30,000 miles at which time the dealer flushed the transmission fluid per tech assistance ref. 272101. Dealer determined "no problem found" when the shutter was reported again at 48,000 miles. When the problem was reported at 51,000 miles, dealer again flushed the transmission and reflashed the pcm. The problem occurred again at 56,000 miles at which time the dealer determined the transmssion needed to be replaced. Transmission was replaced at 58,500 miles. Problem discovered again around 88,000 miles; again, dealer flushed the transmission. Problem occurred again at 98,500 miles at which time the dealer replaced the torque converter. It was 07/17/06 when this automatic transmission torque converter issue happened.
Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem #4
VIN of the vehicle was 4F2Y408101_. On July 9, 2007, I paid to have my transmission rebuilt after a transmission failure in our 2001 Mazda Tribute, (ES-v6 4wd), resulted in stranding my wife and young daughter on a busy roadside, 45 miles from home, in san leandro. At the time of the transmission failure the car had 93,782 miles on it. I purchased the Mazda new in 2001 from the almaden Mazda dealership in san jose. (now capitol Mazda). The transmission repair involved towing the car to a shop and rebuilding the automatic transmission. The rebuild included replacing the torque converter, solenoids, direct drum, shell, pistons, and a valve body upgrade among other parts. The repair cost was $3085. 00 plus towing charges. The incident also resulted in the loss of use of the car for 1 week. At the time of the failure the car was out of warranty, and I considered myself an unfortunate victim of unusual circumstances. However, since that time I've learned that transmission failures in the 2001 Mazda Tribute and the cd4e automatic transmission are an all too common occurrence and that my experience is not rare at all. In fact, reports on the internet suggest that the occurrence of similar transmission failures at relatively low mileage, between 50,000 and 100,000 miles, is alarmingly common in the Mazda Tribute. The failure date was July 9, 2007.
Other Power Train related problems of the 2001 Mazda Tribute:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Automatic Transmission problems||19|
|Automatic Transmission Control Module problems||13|
|Transmission Failure problems||9|
|Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problems||4|
|Automatic Transmission Column Shift problems||3|
|Differential Unit problems||3|
|Transmission Noise problems||3|
|Manual Transmission problems||3|
|Power Train problems||2|
|Constant Velocity Joint problems||2|
|Overdrive Light On problems||1|
|Transmission Shudder problems||1|
|Vehicle Shudder problems||1|
|Transmission Stuck In Gear problems||1|
|Transmission Not Go Into Gear problems||1|